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About Tig Cottage

We proudly support the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.
A happy looking dog sat on the sofa at Tig Cottage Holiday Home in South Ayrshire
A hill in the Stinchar Valley in South Ayrshire near Tig Cottage self catering holiday home.

When you’re choosing a self-catering holiday cottage, you want to make sure you that your accommodation exceeds your requirements. Tig Cottage is rated "Exceptional" on


Built in the 1840s, Tig Cottage was once home to labourers, craftsmen and artists — and today, it awaits guests looking for an escape from the noise and chaos of modern society. Tig Cottage is a beautiful place for you to retreat, relax, reset and revive yourself! Sit surrounded by trees, feeling relaxed and refreshed as you listen to birdsong and our burbling river, just taking time for you.

And when you’ve relaxed enough, Tig Cottage is the perfect base to explore the mysterious rugged coastline, rolling hills and historic homes and castles of Ayrshire and the Scottish Southern Uplands.

At night, you can experience the true majesty of the galaxy under our Dark Skies, with plenty of stargazing opportunities.

Tig Cottage is deep in the UNESCO Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere, and is a Proud Supporter of the Biosphere. We are fully licensed with South Ayrshire Council, Licence Number SA-00060-F

A view from the window of the living room at self catering, dog friendly Tig Cottage
Three coats including a dog coat and a lead, hung up on hooks in the hall at Tig Cottage Holiday Home in South Ayrshire.
A view of the hallway and living room of dog friendly self catering holiday home Tig Cottage in South Ayrshire.
Pink and white cushions on a sofa in the living room of the dog friendly holiday cottage Tig Cottage in South Ayrshire.

Arriving At Tig Cottage: 
Tig Cottage is nestled in the heart of the Stinchar Valley and no matter which way you arrive, you'll travel through some of the most glorious scenery in Southern Scotland. 

You'll collect your key from a keysafe, so no need to worry about making a specific time. Check in any time after 4PM.

Tig Cottage is pet friendly and you can bring two furry friends without any extra charge. We supply dog bowls, and there's even a doggy clean up kit for any little accidents. 

Downstairs At Tig Cottage:

Make yourself comfortable in our eclectically styled living room! Patio doors lead to the garden, which is visited by rabbits and birds during the day, and is a playground for owls and endangered pipistrelle bats at night. When the evenings draw in, you can curl up on our leather or velvet sofas and catch up on your favourite shows or a movie by logging into your streaming services on the Smart TV. 

The kitchen at Tig Cottage has all you need to prepare your food, your way, whether that's sandwiches for picnics or a romantic dinner for two - there's even a Nespresso machine. There's also a washing machine in case it's needed!

The cozy dining room - separate from the kitchen - has a solid wooden table and comfortable chairs. Serve your food on restaurant quality plates and stylish cutlery.  The dining room's velvet armchair is perfect for curling up with a book. The room's traditional woodturning has been here for over fifty years, and is now for decorative use only. There's also a bluetooth compatible CD player. 

The clean and spacious bathroom has a toilet, shower, bath and sink. Please be aware the toilet is attached to a septic tank, so please don't flush sanitary waste, nappies, condoms, cotton wool, wet wipes or similar or else it'll block the tank. 

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Our Reviews

The view and scenery was fantastic nice and relaxing, everything you needed and more thanks very much cottage was well equipped everything was there all the home comforts. Host went way and above to supply everything you needed. Warm stay.

Lorna, UK

Very comfortable and modern dog friendly cottage. All facilities provided. Good communication with the owners. Highly recommended!!!

Bartlomiej, UK

Spotless, well equipped with high quality products! beds were super comfy! very well presented. gorgeous location with amazing scenery. a true gem!

Laura, UK

The hosts had obviously gone to a lot of trouble to make Tig Cottage homely and welcoming. The information booklet was comprehensive and very useful. Lots of wee extras we did not necessarily expect but appreciated.

Colin, UK

The master bedroom containing a double bed in Tig Cottage, South Ayrshire
The twin bedroom in Tig Cottage self catering holiday home in South Ayrshire.
The night sky from Tig Cottage holiday home. This photo was taken with an iphone from the back garden.

Upstairs At Tig Cottage: 
Tig Cottage can sleep four people. In the warm, green master bedroom, you'll feel like you're sleeping in the trees. The twin room, which is the same wonderful warm green, contains two single beds. 

In the morning, you can hear the birds singing to welcome in the day, and at night the sound of the Water of Tig in the garden will lull you to sleep. 

The windows in each of the rooms are Velux windows which look out over the trees or towards the river; they are fitted with blinds to block out the morning light should you wish. 

Our mattresses are high quality, 5000 pocket spring intelligent wool mattresses that are both comfortable and cool. 

Our bedding is high quality; we use Mela pillows and we do not use feather or down pillows or duvets.

A set table at Tig Cottage.
The kitchen at Tig Cottage.

Guests often ask where they can purchase some of the items that are available in the cottage. 

So we've created a Make Your Own Tig Cottage page with links and information about items in the cottage. 

Click here for the Make Your Own Tig Cottage page

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